What people really think about Scouting…

Bedford District Scouts


  • There is strong support for informal education. 79% believe it’s very important for children to have structured out of school activities.
  • We are seen as inspiring, practical, challenging, reputable, positive, friendly, helpful, established, trustworthy, welcoming.
  • We have high awareness:
    • 70% of the public say we are about challenging activities and citizenship
    • Scouting was the most frequently named out of school activity (17%) for young people.
    • We are seen as the UK’s most practical charity – 14% above average.
  • 68% of the public trust Scouting mostly or a great deal.

Take a look at the Infographic for more stats and figures.

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